The biggest investment most people will ever make in their lifetime is their personal residence. Buying a home is a rite of financial passage for many. It means breaking the […]
Investing in real estate is nothing at all like investing in the stock market, or most other financial markets for that matter. Successful investing in real estate requires a full understanding of what it is you’re getting into, and a willingness to get your hands dirty.
Would you like to diversify into real estate but don't have enough to buy a commercial property? Or maybe you simply want to earn more money on your savings than you can get from a bank. Either way, these "crowd investing" platforms might be just the sort of thing that you need. Crowd investing lets you buy a "share" of a mortgage or loan or become a part equity owner. However, some crowdfund investing websites require you are an accredited investor.
Crowdfunded investing is a growing market, and there are many companies from which to choose. In our reviews, we let you know about each company, so be sure to read the full reviews before deciding which company to buy into.
5 Reasons Real Estate Investing Beats the Stock Market
When done the right way, real estate investing can provide great returns through rental income, tax advantages and the capital appreciation gained from buying below the market value. However, investing […]
How This House Flip Went Better Than I Planned
Editor’s Note: Mark Ferguson of Invest Four More loves educating people about what being a real estate investor is really like. In this special Guest Post, he walks us through […]
Can You Profit From Rentals? Real Estate Investing by the Numbers
Carefully selected, appropriately maintained and properly managed rental properties can provide three things all investors look for: 1) income, 2) capital appreciation and 3) tax advantages. In fact, in more […]
Real Estate Depreciation – A Tax Deduction That Rental Property Investors Love
Real estate investing provides several tax benefits. Depreciation is the one that most investors have heard about. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. In this article, I’ll give you […]
Tax Lien Investing: Double-Digit Returns – But Is This Investment Right for You?
With interest rates still near all-time lows, investors are searching for a reasonably safe investment that keeps them ahead of inflation. At the April local real estate investor meet-up here […]
First Time Home Buyer? How to Use Your 401(k) as a Down Payment
As a mortgage loan originator, I’m used to problem-solving with clients in unique situations. And recently, I helped a time-crunched and cash-strapped couple buy their dream home in a way […]
How I Bought Real Estate With My IRA
I’ve written before on Investor Junkie about how I worked in publishing for 25 years, retired and then started a second career as a full-time real estate investor. But how […]
3 Steps to Get Started As a Real Estate Investor
I firmly believe we are all budding entrepreneurs. We want to control our destiny, work for ourselves and feel good about making a difference in the world. Real estate investing […]
7 Essential Traits of Successful Real Estate Investors
Almost everyone who asks me what I do for a living responds with an excited, “I’ve always wanted to that!” when I tell them I’m a real estate investor. I […]